Our Journey...

Think we forgot to tell you a lil bit about what sort of vacay we're on! Last September of 2011, Dad retired. He and momzers got an RV and decided to plan a trip across the country, visiting national parks on the way to Maine (where's that?) for a family reunion. That's a long trip from northern California! Anyway, this blog is now a record of our travels across the good ole U.S. of A. and even Canada - plus all the things we get to do and see! We started our journey mid-March and hope to be back in NoCal by mid-October - yeah!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Majorly Amazing Road Trip! - Part I

Woof! I'm baa-aack. But I want to bark out the amazing adventure(s) I've had in the last week. It'll take a few posts, if that's okay, and I want to catch up on all your news too - sooooo... can't wait to get started!

A week ago, last Saturday, Ma and Pa loaded me into my rather over-packed Jeep and off we went for parts unknown to me. Here we are headed south over the foggy (hmpphh! what else is new?) Golden Gate Bridge. A couple of hours later, I got a chance to relieve myself and check out the place.

I don't know which collages will biggify - sometimes they do and often not, but here I am, checking out San Juan Bautista. It's a beautiful day and it smells really good here!

After taking a look at the Mission, we walk through the town, which is small. I get the layout in my head really quickly, but too soon, it's time to get going again.

Our goal for this evening is Morro Bay, which supposedly has a beach for me to play on - woo-hoo! Here are some of the scenes I look at from my jeep.

It's very foggy when we arrive, but as the sun sets, the mists lift and you can see the gigantic Morro Rock!

A layer of mist hovers over the peak and remains until it gets dark. In the morning, there is sunshine with blue skies - the views are amazing - plus, we see a few seals! Arf!

We're headed for Malibu to see Ma's beautiful cousin. She and her hubby have five children, but you'd never believe it to look at her. There's a terrible picture of mama with Maria-Flora.

Later, I go out to check on Riley and his friend, who have been surfing. They've gotten into this thing which I don't recognize and decide to bark at it for quite a while, but it doesn't disappear. Now we are going to Santa Monica for the night.

This was sort of a mistake, cause the county that L.A. is in is not very accomodating to us pups. I not only have to be on leash all the time, but am not allowed on beaches (what? - there are so many!) or practically anywhere else. However, ma and pa take me to the Pier and also have dinner on the Promenade, which is very pretty at night. There is lots of music, dancing in the streets and entertainers. Mom tries to share a gelato with me, but I'm so clever that I grab the whole thing before she realizes what's happened - hahahahah!

I did have a great sleep, and after loading into the jeep yet again, we get out at a park and meet... KONA!!! (http://blog.dogbynature.com/). We had a super time meeting each other and I know my pawrents enjoyed meeting Kona's folks too. We are going to see them later in the week again. WOOF!

Now we are getting close to our final destination. Ma and Dad make a short stop at
San Juan Capistrano, but we don't see any swallows, except fake ones in store windows. It's a lovely town, but very different than San Juan Bautista. We drive on and finally see the ocean again. My fave view heheheh!

Ma is driving and says to Dad, "Takeapicturetakeapicturewe'reherewe'rehere!!!!" So dad snaps this shot and we finally leave the freeway - whew - to end up...

at the Boobears'!!! (http://mybubear.blogspot.com/) Joey and Kealani's mom, Valerie, has got to be one of the most kind and generous souls anywhere, for she rented the most excellent and beautiful house on a beach and invited me and my pawrents to visit for this special week. And almost immediately after we arrive, I get to go down to the beach and take a swim with Joey and Kealani! They are so pretty and I immediately begin to have a great time with them. Val is simply beautiful and so nice - and her place is just fantastically gorgeous! Now... there is so much more to my story, but it is long, so stay tuned for my next installment, cause you won't believe who shows up!!! I am in love with San Diego!


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


We know who!
We know who!

What a pawesome time woo had!

It is so neat to meet our blogging pals in the fur!

I khan't wait to see MORE!


Sue said...

I know too!

So glad to see that you made it home safely! I loved part 1 of your adventure! I can't wait for the next installment.

I so wish we could have spent more time together - hopefully there will be a "next time" soon!

Hug to you all,
Sue & the gang

caboval said...

Hi Sammie!!!!! What a great post of your adventure!!!!! Cant wait for the next installment!!! We love woo!!!!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani Boo Bears!

The Thundering Herd said...

What a great adventure. Our humans have been to all of those places, but not us. Harumph.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello sammie its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow yoo went rite by my howse!!! we ar only a fyoo miles from the mithical land of look-adia witch is of korse naymd for the faymus heero look skywawker!!! ennyway we ar glad yoo had a gud time ok bye

Dory and the Mama said...

WOW...what an awesome start to your vacation!!


The OP Pack said...

What an awesome trip, Sam!!! California is such a gorgeous place, so much to see and do. We can't wait to see more.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Mango said...

San Francisco! Woo hoo! That place rocks. Oh yeah, and that big old rock was cool too.

What a super adventure. Can't wait for part two.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Sammie!
Thanks for sharing the first part of your trip!
Sure it was pawesome to meet all those doggie and human friends!
You got all the ice cream cone!!! Great!
I will be waiting for the second part!
Kisses and hugs

Sam said...

Wow! You sure do find your way around to all sorts of interesting places! Good for you, Sammie - looks like loads of fun.

SGR said...

Woof! Welcome Back. You sure did had a pawsome trip. LOVE the photos. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to your San Diego adventure. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Sierra Rose said...

Sammie! Can't believe MA gave YOU the ice cream treat! Glad you went for it! What a super special trip you had. I haven't been to any of those San Juan places, nor San Diego! Sorry we missed, but will definitely enjoy all the posts you make about this past week. What fantastic friends you made!!!!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

NCmountainwoman said...

Wonderful post. What a fun trip that must have been!

Farley said...

Wow, what a wonderful adventure Sammie, and it's so nice you got to meet your blogging friends in person :)

MAX said...

Hey there Sammie
Welcome back!!!
That is some adventure you have been on and we sat and relished every inch of your post. Tell mom that we really appreciate all the pictures.
Looking forward to the next.

Ludo van Doggy said...

Wow! I casnot wait to see more!!
How exciting meeting all your blogging buddies! It looked like a great time and I feel like I is on tour with you.
~lickies, Ludo

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Our human sissy lives in Dana Point, which is right above SJC and our human brother lives in Mission Viejo. We would love be driving where you went so we could go see them. We miss them and hope they come home for Christmas. It looks like you had a lovely trip.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Bruce said...

FANTASTIC road trip. Kevin & Sharon both grew up in Southern California and Kevin used to surf at Leucadia! Good memories for him! Now we all live in Florida. Thanks for sharing all these great photos!
your cat pal,

The Army of Four said...

Woo, SAMMIE! What a cool adventure! It sounds like you had a blast! I can't wait to hear more!
PS: Mom said you brought back all kinds of great memories for her when you mentioned the seals barking! She and Dad lived in Monterey for a while WAY before any of us were born.

Life With Dogs said...

What an amazing trip! You lead the best life Samantha. :)

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Amazing trip indeed! You are one lucky dog Sammie! Your pictures are beautiful!

Sam & June


Hey Sammie
Super cool trip. I was worried you didn't make it back over the golden gate bridge on your way home... How fun would it be to live on the beach..

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

Hi Samantha,

We are Milo, Laverne & Shirley and we live in San Diego. We think our mama talked with your papa on the phone when you were in the gorgeous beach house with your Auntie Val. Sorry we didn't get to play together, but like Auntie Sue wrote, we hope there will be a next time soon. You sure did have a wonderful adventure. Can't wait for part 2!!!

Olden Goldens from San Diego

p.s. We love your blog! You are very, very pretty.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Sammie, my goodness, you just had the most amazing and wonderfuls time in da whole, wide worlds!

Miley said...

Hi Sammie!!! What a pawsome trip!!! The pics are gorgeous!!! Thx for sharing!!!

lotsa licks,

SEDONA said...

Wow, Sammie, San Fran to San Diego? Must've been a long drive, but what cool towns you got to stop in along the way. And your final destination sounds heavenly...with playmates and a beach, to boot!
Your pal,